Cuscuta japonica, Japanese Dodder,
Driving home from work I notice this odd yellow plant growing among other woody plants, I have heard of Japanese Dodder in the news as a plant what has been popping up around the State and that the state is trying to have an eradication of it. In the Sacramento area there has been a few sighting of it. I sent a note to the California State Ag. Department and they are looking into this matter and will be taking a sample of this plant to confirm if indeed it is the C. japonica, If this plant is found out to really be C japnica I do believe the state with remove all the host plants and the weed to help stop the plant from spreading more.